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Compact MRI Systems

A 3T MR system for dedicated MSK extremity imaging

Key features of our MSK extremity MRI system:

  • 3T (Tesla) magnetic field strength
  • Dry magnet (no liquid helium required)
  • Strong gradients (70 mT/m field strength)
  • Multi-channel accessory RF coils, optimised for the respective joint(s)

A MR system that has been designed and optimised specifically for MSK extremity imaging applications

We are enabling a world where high-field compact MRI systems unlock opportunities for enhanced clinical diagnostic imaging services close to the patient point-of-care.

An improved patient experience: 

  • No claustrophobia concerns
  • Less noise generated when system is scanning
  • Distance arm or leg needs to be placed into bore minimised
  • Improved comfort during scanning, sat or laying back in a chair

Many more potential installation locations: 

  • No need to be located near building exterior
  • Locate on higher floors of buildings
  • Minimised imaging suite footprint
  • Use existing corridors, lifts and doorways for equipment installation

Our compact MRI magnet (including cold head) weighs less than 450 Kg (990 lbs) compared with a whole body MRI system where the mass can exceed 5,000 Kg (11,000 lbs).

We are nearing completion of our commercialisation activities!

Please note: Product is a prototype only – not yet available for sale as a regulatory approved medical device

(….. but we are working to change that asap)

Patented asymmetric magnet technology in use

When compact magnets utilise Magnetica's patented asymmetric technology, the body part to be scanned does not need to be positioned as far inside the MRI system.

Our system may be compact, but big things come in small packages!

A 3T MR system's magnetic field is around 60,000 times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field. 3T systems deliver increased image resolution capabilities, which is crucial for high-quality MR imaging.

Compact Superconducting Magnets – a key enabling technology

Our high / very high field compact superconducting magnets are smaller, lighter, and help to deliver more economical and smaller MRI systems, whilst maintaining the gold standard of imaging quality expected by clinicians. MRI systems using our technology are capable of being installed and operated in a range of new locations previously inaccessible to whole-body MRI systems, opening up a range of opportunities for the operator.

Our compact superconducting magnets are designed using our asymmetric magnet IP. Shifting the imaging zone towards the patient chair/bed improves patient comfort by reducing how far the limb or head being imaged needs to be moved into the MRI system.


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